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Messiah College named the #1 Best Business Degree Program by Christian Universities Online

January 23rd, 2017

Top-10-Business-Colleges-and-Universities-2017 editedMessiah College is named the #1 Best Business Degree Program for 2017 by Christian Universities Online. Messiah’s Department of Business offers six majors, seven minors and eight concentrations.

Learn more about the ranking here.

Learn more about Messiah’s Department of Business here.

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President Kim Phipps recognized with 2017 Courageous Leadership Award

January 11th, 2017

credo-award-ksp-photoPresident Kim Phipps has been recognized with Credos’s fourth annual Courageous Leadership Award. Presented on Jan. 5 during the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidents’ Institute, the Courageous Leadership Award is given annually to recognize an innovative leader in independent higher education. To qualify for the award, a college or university president must have served for at least five years in a leadership position at their current institution, and are selected for demonstrating:

  • Institutional growth across enrollment, fundraising and retention;
  • A proven track record of fostering collaborative relationships among individuals and teams within his/her institution;
  • Acknowledgement by peers as being an advocate and champion of higher education;
  • Articulation and execution of a clear vision for the future of his/her institution;
  • Proven innovation in operations, academics, net revenue, strategic planning, student success, or other critical areas; and
  • Strategic, game-changing planning for, and investments in, campus spaces and places.

“We could not think of a more deserving recipient for this award than President Kim Phipps,” said Tom Gavic, president of Credo, the strategic consulting firm for independent higher education that sponsors the award, during the award presentation. “Kim is such an engaged educator and leader, who has given so much to her students and to higher education.”

See the full release here.

 

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Messiah’s Ted Davis appears in short film about science and religion

January 10th, 2017

16ip1365_editwebThe American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest scientific society in the nation, recently released a brief video about science and religion. In this short film, historians of science Lawrence Principe (Johns Hopkins University) and Ted Davis (Messiah College) introduce a little-known story from American history that provides context for the common notion that science and religion are incompatible.

Watch “Science and Religion: The Draper-White Conflict Thesis”

Read “AAAS reaches out to theology students”

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Messiah College field hockey wins first-ever national title

November 23rd, 2016

fieldhockey_webOn Nov. 20, No. 1 Messiah College played through freezing temperatures, wind and snow against No. 3 Tufts University in the NCAA Division III National Championship, and they came away with a 1-0 decision in a penalty shootout that will go down as one of the best games in Division III field hockey history. The win for Messiah secured their first-ever field hockey championship after they previously finished as National Runner-Up on eight separate occasions.

Read more about the historic win here and here.

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Messiah College Falcons to add NCAA Men’s Volleyball in 2017-18

November 18th, 2016

volleyballA new era for Messiah College men’s volleyball is about to begin.

Messiah Executive Director of Athletics Jack Cole announced this week the promotion of the Falcons’ men’s club volleyball team to NCAA Division III status starting in the 2017-18 academic year.

“Messiah College and the Athletics Department are both looking forward to elevating men’s volleyball as an intercollegiate sport,” Cole said on the decision to bring the team to the NCAA level. “The addition of men’s volleyball to our varsity sport lineup will only enhance the opportunities and experiences of our student-athletes, and it will be another way in which we ‘Pursue Athletic Excellence’ and ‘Develop Christian Character.'”

The elevation of the program will increase Messiah’s NCAA sport offering to 23 total teams, and it coincides with the recent growth of men’s volleyball across both NCAA Division III and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). Messiah will join Alvernia, Arcadia, Misericordia, Stevenson, and Wilkes as MAC institutions offering men’s volleyball.

Read more here.

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Messiah’s Dr. Raeann Hamon receives scholarship award

October 12th, 2016

_sam9038_editThe National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is proud to recognize Dr. Raeann Hamon, Chair of the Messiah College Department of Human Development and Family Science, as the 2016 recipient of the NCFR Felix Berardo Scholarship Award, which is given to an NCFR member whose work has been noted for excellence in mentoring one or more junior colleagues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Messiah College named #1 Best Christian College in the North and receives additional recognition

October 4th, 2016

10-best-christian-colleges-in-north_hpMessiah College recently received outstanding rankings in three key areas by Christian Universities Online.

  • #1 Best Christian College and University in the North for 2017: To calculate this ranking, CUO used publicly available data in the categories of 1)Faculty-to-student ratio, 2) Percent of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid, 3) Selectivity, 4) Overall retention rate and 5) Overall graduation rate.  You can view the full listing here.
  • Listed in the Top 50 Best Christian Graduate Schools for 2017. You can view the full listing here.
  • #6 in the Top 10 Psychology Degree Programs for 2017. You can view the full listing here.

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Messiah alum named Interim CEO of Ten Thousand Villages

September 28th, 2016

carl-lundblad-624x429Lancaster County-based fair-trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages has named Carl Lundblad, a 1992 Messiah alum, its interim CEO. “Carl’s financial, strategic and organizational expertise, coupled with his energy and mission-driven approach to leadership make him the right person to lead Ten Thousand Villages,” said Ann Batlle, acting chair of the board at Akron-based Ten Thousand Villages.

You can read the full Central Penn Business Journal story here.

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Messiah listed in U.S. News and World Report College Rankings

September 13th, 2016

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The 2017 U.S. News and World Report college rankings were released this morning, and Messiah College is proud to announce its place on several lists:

  • Messiah is ranked #4 as the Best Regional College in the North
  • Named #3 Great School, Great Price (among regional colleges in the north)
  • A+ Schools for B Students: Messiah is listed in the top 2 in this category
  • #55 Best Engineering Programs 
  • Messiah is listed on the preview lists under “Programs to Look For” for the categories “Internships/Co-ops” and  “Study Abroad”
  • Messiah appears on the top preview list (16 total) for Regional Colleges with the Most International Students
  • Best Colleges for Veterans: Messiah is ranked #1 on this list

To learn more about U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings, see here.

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Messiah named one of the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges for 2017

September 1st, 2016

50-Most-Affordable-Christian-Colleges-and-Universities-2017-624x429Messiah College was named #43 in the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities by Christian Universities online. The schools on this list have proven to be affordable without sacrificing quality in their programs and resources. In order to be considered in this ranking, each school is either a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) or able to be considered member eligible. (Source: Christian Universities Online). 

See the full list of schools on the list here.

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